Thursday, 25 of May of 2017

Certified DOJ Live Scan San Diego

“Certified DOJ” means that your Live Scan fingerprints are transmitted, certified and processed by the Department of Justice.  The California Department of Justice uses an automated service to perform criminal background checks. These background checks are required for licensing, employment, certifications, foreign adoptions and immigration/Visa.

The California Live Scan system began in 1991. In 1997 Live Scan became the state standard for fingerprinting.

The agency requiring the criminal background check provides applicants the forms and instructions to complete fingerprinting requirements. Many agencies have different forms so check with the requesting agency before assuming you have the necessary Live Scan paperwork. 

The fingerprints must be transmitted electronically and it only takes a few minutes for the fingerprints to arrive at the Department of Justice. Using the Live Scan process, background checks can be completed with 72 hours. (Sometimes delays occur at the DOJ, but usually your background check is completed in a few days.)

The DOJ requires that fingerprints be taken by a qualified operator or law enforcement professional. Private companies and government agencies that qualify can process Live Scan fingerprints. Fingerprints travel across the network maintained by the Attorney General and are checked against criminal offender records database.

Data Privacy is important. Each Live Scan facility must handle applicant personal data carefully and securely. Live Scan Operators are required by the DOJ to pass their own criminal background check to obtain the certificate to take fingerprints.

It is our recommendation as AAA Live Scan San Diego that you ensure the person taking your fingerprints is concentrating on your prints and the environment is organized and free of distractions. DOJ certified prints can be processed incorrectly. We see many applicants each week that did not have their fingerprints taken properly by other Live Scan Operators and we are experienced in retaking fingerprints others have mishandled.

You are providing information about yourself when visiting a Live Scan facility.  Make sure the person receiving your confidential information is the certified fingerprint roller and not a co-worker helping customers with other business or sales.


Contractor Live Scan San Diego

Contractor Livescan San DiegoAll applicants for California Contractors License must submit a full set of fingerprints for the purposes of conducting a criminal background check. See our Download Center for Forms.

AAA Live Scan has proudly served contractors throughout Southern California for over eight years. We have three convenient Live Scan locations in Mission Valley, Escondido and Carlsbad.

You will receive a Live Scan form from the California Contractor’s State License Board once your contractor’s license has been posted by the Board. We can help you to get the certified DOJ Live Scan completed quickly and accurately preventing any delays in acquiring your licence due to fingerprinting requirements. 

Take care to choose a Live Scan provider carefully.  See our Lessons Learned and Tips page. The most reliable and secure Live Scan operators in San Diego may be those that specialize in Live Scan fingerprint technology.  

Because the Department of Justice (DOJ) does not share your confidential information and DOJ Live Scan results with other agencies,  you may be required to submit a new application each time a requesting agency requires a Live Scan fingerprint. AAA Live Scan can help make the process  as efficient as possible. Most of our clients, both individual and company-level are repeat customers. Many companies decide to set up a Client Account to streamline processing, billing and reporting. Combining a Client Account with on-site Mobile Live Scan Services makes the process even more convenient and cost effective.

Visit our FAQs for more information on what to bring to the Live Scan office as well as other frequently asked questions. Please give us a call if you need additional help. (619) 683-2660

AAA Live Scan San Diego provides certified DOJ Live Scan services by highly experienced electronic fingerprinting technicians. Our technicians have undergone rigorous training. Unlike other facilities, our certified fingerprint rollers have over 25 years combined experience. Please call (619) 683-2660 for more information or walk-in any of our three AAA Live Scan Locations in Mission Valley, Carlsbad and Escondido. 

We use the latest digital Live Scan technology for the most accurate results. No appointments required. It usually takes less than 10 minutes to complete your Live Scan from the time you walk in the door.


RN Live Scan San Diego

The Board of Registered Nursing in California requires certified fingerprints for nurses seeking licenses, renewing their license or rreinstating a expired license.  Please see the guidelines on the Board of Nursing website for RN Live Scan requirements.  We also have Live Scan forms for your convenience in our download center.

The Board recommends Live Scan over the manual ink method to save time and to produce the most accurate results.

AAA Live Scan is proud to serve the RN community and ensures fast, reliable and secure DOJ fingerprining. Our technicians are some of the most experienced operators in Southern California. AAA Live Scan is one of the original providers of DOJ Live Scan in California. (619) 683-2660.  Client Accounts are easy to set up and Mobile Live Scan events can be set up anywhere in Southern California to make processing groups convenient and cost-effective. 

Offices in Carlsbad, Mission Valley and Escondido. FBI Fingerprinting also available as well as  We used the latest digital Live Scan technology for fast, reliable and accurate processing. No appointments required. Walk-ins welcome – no waiting.